Introduction to Special Issue: Learning Organization/Organizational Learning and Gender Issues

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Gender, Organizational learning, Contradiction, Feminist organizational communication

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Purpose: This paper aims to first introduce the four contributions to the themed issue of The Learning Organization entitled “Learning Organization/Organizational Learning and Gender Issues”. Second, the commonalities among these articles function as themes that can generate further research and engaged or problem-driven scholarship and practice.

Design/methodology/approach: Feminist critique.

Findings: These articles challenge commonsense, blur boundaries between reality and imagined visions and form a multilevel matrix for understanding and change regarding gendered learning organizations.

Originality/value: As an introduction to a special issue, this essay summarizes and extends on the four contributions and then extends the insights to encourage discovery, learning and engagement.

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The Learning Organization, v. 25, issue 1, p. 2-9